This new real estate site is aimed at first-time buyers

May 4, 2017
The real estate site Zillow has launched a new tool aimed at first-time home buyers on realestate.com. It features a calculator that adds up the expenses of owning a home, like property taxes and utilities — the kind of things that new buyers don’t always expect or budget for. It’s designed to help ease the […]

Existing home sales likely to show a drop in February, economists say

Mar 22, 2017
Existing home sales numbers for February are out today. January sales increased 3.3 percent to a 10-year high, but economists anticipate a dip for February, although that’s still up from last year. One factor: an improving job market.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

The spring home-buying season could use more homes

Mar 20, 2017
Builders are building, but too may owners are staying put.

In England, fewer people own their homes

Mar 3, 2017
The British government released the latest English Housing Survey this week. It found that home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years. It also noted that almost half of all the people in England age 25 to 34 currently rent their home from an individual private landlord.  Click the above […]

Half of all U.S. renters are over 40

Dec 11, 2015
Hit hard by the housing crisis, middle aged households are increasingly renting.

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U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage an 'outlier'

Oct 14, 2015
In other developed economies, the stable, fixed-rate mortgage is nowhere to be found.

Home foreclosures down, bank repos up

Sep 17, 2015
Banks are clearing out 'bottom-of-the-barrel homes.'

When foreclosure cases drag on for years

Mar 30, 2015
Homeowners may find themselves living mortgage-free for life